Organic apple production remains complicated in the Northeastern U.S.

By |October 26th, 2017|

Organic apple production remains complicated in the Northeastern U.S., but one grower has figured out how to make a profit on processing apples.

Cherry and apricot marketing boards to make nominations

By |October 25th, 2017|

Nominations for grower and handler positions on the Washington Cherry Marketing Committee and Washington Apricot Marketing Committee will take place during industry meetings in January. The committees establish grade, size and pack regulations for fresh cherries and apricots from designated counties in Washington state.

75th Cherry Institute set for Jan. 12 in Yakima

By |October 25th, 2017|

The 75th annual Cherry Institute is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 12 at the Yakima Convention Center.

Organics programs need all voices

By |October 25th, 2017|

A sticky situation: Industry is urging growers to get involved with standards board.

Sprouts Farmers Market named Pear Retailer of the Year

By |October 24th, 2017|

For the second straight year, the pear industry has granted the Pear Retailer of the Year honor to a Phoenix-based natural foods store.

Napa Valley wineries largely dodge wildfire destruction

By |October 23rd, 2017|

Wildfires that killed 40 people and burned thousands of homes and businesses in Northern California left wineries in the Napa Valley mostly unscathed, according to a survey by a nonprofit association.

Underwood Fruit plans to rebuild after fire

By |October 20th, 2017|

The federal government is investigating a fire that destroyed a pear packing facility in Bingen, Washington, while the company is rerouting its fruit and some of its employees to other Northwest packers.

A better bitter pit predictor

By |October 18th, 2017|

Measuring tree vigor and peel chemistry gives the best indication which fruit is at risk.

Stemilt will use virtual reality for tours at PMA show

By |October 17th, 2017|

Those attending the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit will get a glimpse of Stemilt Growers without having to leave the conference.

Independent grower not afraid to try different techniques

By |October 17th, 2017|

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On White Trail Road near Quincy, Washington, just past a development of small homes and a golf course, Roberto Guerrero

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